- CA ON00239 F01319
Toronto. Assessment Department
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The "Eighteenth-Century Manuscripts" collection provides a wealth of source material on a range of major writers. John Forster owned the largest collection of Samuel Richardson manuscripts in existence. Forty-seven poems, including odes, sonnets, dramatic prologues and epilogues are included, along with the major archive of his correspondence. Eight-hundred and fifty letters are reproduced, many relating to his work on the major novels "Pamela," "Clarissa" and "Sir Charles Grandison." A vast collection of literary manuscripts, letters and papers of Jonathan Swift are also included in Part Two. Among them is Swift's private diary, that dates from 1727, many personal accounts, correspondence, verses, riddles, a problematic first edition of "Gulliver's Travels" with manuscript alterations that may be autograph and the Dublin Inquisition's Commission of Lunacy on Swift of 1742. Manuscripts of Samuel Johnson include the proof sheets of his "Lives of the English Poets," along with varied correspondence. Correspondence of major authors of the period include that of Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Mrs. (Elizabeth) Inchbald, Robert Burns, Edmund Burke, William Cowper, Horace Walpole and David Hume. Some early letters of William Wordsworth date from 1797 and there is a large volume of verse by James Thomson.
Fonds consists of records organized into eleven series: personal papers, 1910-1975; Canadian Jewish Congress, 1914-1917; Jewish Colonization Association, 1891-1950; history, 1829-1968; articles, n.d., 1921-1966; research material and subject files, n.d., 1920-1975; demographic studies, 1851-1971; scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings, n.d., 1926-1966.
Correspondence, funeral records, ledgers, burial certificates, transportation of corpse forms, invoices and ledgers.
D.A. McRae and Son
The fonds consists of correspondence, speeches, reports of general officer commanding Canadian Militia, and news clippings.
Cochrane, Douglas Mackinnon Baillie, 12th Earl of Dundonald
The fonds consists of thirty diaries and one notebook covering the years 1932 to 1960. The diaries and notebooks reflect the work the Somerville undertook during that time and include work at Niagara Parks, Queen Elizabeth Highway, and Fort Henry.
Sommerville, William Lyon
The fonds consists of correspondence, financial records, minutes, subject files and scrapbooks. The moving image material contains the following performances at Fort Henry ; Frontenac, Marie and Pierre, Red George MacDonald, 1837 Rebellion, Nils von Schoultz, Bill Johnson, Coal Boats, the River Never Dies, Pirate; and the following at the Water Front: The River, Bill Johnson and Banis de ses Foyers. Sponsored by Parks Canada for Kingston Historical Society Summer Theatre.
Kingston Historical Society
The fonds consists of correspondence, primarily with Professor Walter S. Avis.
Kinloch, A. Murray
Fonds consists of correspondence, diary, poetry, prose, biographical articles, critical commentaries, news clippings, photographs, scrapbook, and miscellaneous items relating to his library and estate. Microfilm material consists of correspondence from 1890-1906 and a diary from 1861-1864. Also included is the manuscript for "The Golden dog" from 1877, in both original and microfilm formats.